Today in somewhat creepy Japanese tech: a company called REAL-f is creating what it calls 3DPFs--that's 3-D Photo Forms--of human faces that generate uncannily realistic replicas of faces in a kind of vinyl-resin. The result is either a mask-style replica or a full mannequin head that is accurate down to the blood vessels in the eyes.
The technology works by taking images of a face and imprinting those images on a kind of vinyl chloride resin stretched over a mold. From there, Google translate gets a bit murky, but essentially you end up with super accurate replica of your face in mask form for $3,920 (additional copies $780) or in full mannequin head form for $5,875 (extras just $1,960).
Secondly, all those articles Popsci has been posting about facial recognition just became obsolete! ha.
wow, the Japanese sex-bot industry's going to love this.
aha @ Great Big Pwner, sure is but it also is illegal to wear masks in public in a lot of states and in Canada. and much other places around the world
So much for millions of dollars of DARPA facial recogition research funds. Bad guys aren't going to worry about the illegality of wearing a mask in public.
These replica faces could be put inside of every casket, or integrated into every cremation urn, to show people how the dead looked when alive.
It’s funny to see, but I would not pay $3,920. I guess there is a market in this world to justify it.
I can only imagine how the Japanese plan to implement this technology...
When you just do not get enough of yourself, we here at Narcissistic Manufactoring can provide as much of you, as your dreams desire!
I love all the hate on the Japanese!
We were the only people to ever use a nuke, and we used it against them, so now lets harp on them for making amazing advances! WOOO!?
FYI: I LOVE ONE PARTICULAR JAPANESE VERY VERY MUCH! I also like the others too. :)
scary. this will do wonders for espionage.
The people of the world only divide into two kinds, One sort with brains who hold no religion, The other with religion and no brain.
- Abu-al-Ala al-Marri
These faces are so clear and exact!
i would have to see one in real life but they look so real i dont think someone would notice unless really close perfect for bank robbers !
Mission Impossible, Just got Very Possible.
I guess this will be the next level of FACEBOOK. ;)
I can just hear his girl friend say: Your nothing but a 2 timing cheating, a wait..?